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From: Kent Fredric <kentnl@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Anti-spam for goose
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:20:41
Message-Id: 20200523072022.5eb5e4e1@katipo2.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Anti-spam for goose by "Michał Górny"
1 On Thu, 21 May 2020 10:47:07 +0200
2 Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
4 > Other ideas
5 > ===========
6 > Do you have any other ideas on how we could resolve this?
8 And a question I'd like to revisit, because nobody responded to it:
10 - What are the incentives a would-be spammer has to spam this service.
12 Services that see spam *typically* have a definable objective.
14 *Typically* it revolves around the ability to submit /arbitrary text/,
15 which allows them to hawk something, and this becomes a profit motive.
17 If we implement data validation so that there's no way for them to
18 profit off what they spam, seems likely they'll be less motivated to
19 develop the necessary circumvention tools. ( as in, we shouldn't accept
20 arbitrary CAT/PN pairs as being valid until something can confirm those
21 pairs exist in reality )
23 There may be people trying to jack the data up, but ... it seems a less
24 worthy target.
26 So it seems the largest risk isn't so much "spam", but "denial of
27 service", or "data pollution".
29 Of course, we should still mitigate, but /how/ we mitigate seems to
30 pivot around this somewhat.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Anti-spam for goose Brian Dolbec <dolsen@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Anti-spam for goose "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>